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Three Bulldogs Earn NCAA Berths at Regionals

Three Bulldogs Earn NCAA Berths at Regionals

March 7, 2004

New York, NY - Three Yale fencers earned NCAA berths at the Northeast Regional Championships, held at Columbia's Dodge Fitness Center on Sunday. Cory Werk was Yale's top finsher at the regionals, placing second in men's foil competition. Werk won seven of nine bouts in the final round to finish just behind Nitai Kfir of St. John's. Erica Korb took fourth in women's epee to qualify in that weapon. Also qualifying was Alisa Mendelsohn, who finished fifth in women's foil. The three will take part in the NCAAs March 25-28 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

The Bulldogs had three fencers in the top 16 in men's epee, including John Beski (14th), William Tauxe (15th) and James Rohrbach (16th). In men's sabre, Chris Peterson was 12th and Marcus Haymon was 28th.

In addition to Korb's strong performace in women's epee, the Bulldogs also had Zane Selkirk (26th) and Katie Burghardt (31st). In women's sabre, Carly Guss placed 12th and Justine Aw placed 14th.

The NCAA selections are based on performances in dual meets throughout the season, and competition in the Regionals. Although a fencer's place at the Regional forms a major part of the formula determining selection to the NCAA's, it is not the sole determinant.